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Old 04-01-08, 09:12 PM   #1
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What are your race entry fees?

What does it cost you to enter a race? My club has 10 mnt bike races a season. Full membership is $100 CAN and this also includes entry to 4 downhill races, fun events, free food and beverages, lots of draw prizes, insurance, timed results and probably more that I can't remember now.
And yet there's complaints from racers who want to pay-as-you-go and others who only want to enter 1, 2 or 3 races and who feel this makes the price too high.

I know some of you have no racing where you live and have to travel to races: what is your cost per race? Any other thoughts on fees, club membership or race entry?
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Old 04-01-08, 09:54 PM   #2
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The local race series here, runs every Wed, April 2-early June, and is $25 first race, $10 every race after.
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Old 04-02-08, 07:09 PM   #3
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We have a $10 tabulation fee if you want to race in the series and have your points count. Out of the 7 or 8 races, the 5 best are counted toward your points, with one race a marathon worth double points for every rider you finish in front of (points for placing are the same). Our fees depend on the promoter and are usually 20-25 dollars a race. This is no food, just timing and the location (some are chapter benefits or for the specific trail). The team I race with brings food and stuff but the fees do not go to this, just our fund raiser in the beginning of the year.

Speaking of which, anyone near Livonia want to bowl all night for $25, including shoes? There'll be drink specials, and I believe a band and DJ. PM me if you want details.
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Old 04-02-08, 07:14 PM   #4
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ps, $10 a race with food is a heck of a deal! Of course, that's provided you do all the races. Still, if you race 1/2 of them, it's still a good deal.
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Mine are 15$ but I'm a junior.
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Old 04-02-08, 09:00 PM   #6
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yea mine are now around the15-25 dollar mark,
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We have 12 races in the WORS series in Wisconsin. You can do an all-in-one payment for all 12 races and save a few bucks, otherwise it's $29 per race for elites, $27 for comp, sport and citizen and $17 for Citizen Youth and "First-timers" (they do half the distance of citizen (beginner)). This is a cross country series. I think it's a great deal because there's usually freebies like meals, socks, etc.
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$25 - $35 each race depending on the promotor.
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Old 04-09-08, 11:37 AM   #9
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What does it cost you to enter a race? My club has 10 mnt bike races a season. Full membership is $100 CAN and this also includes entry to 4 downhill races, fun events, free food and beverages, lots of draw prizes, insurance, timed results and probably more that I can't remember now.
And yet there's complaints from racers who want to pay-as-you-go and others who only want to enter 1, 2 or 3 races and who feel this makes the price too high.

I know some of you have no racing where you live and have to travel to races: what is your cost per race? Any other thoughts on fees, club membership or race entry?
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People will always complain. For $100, that sounds like a pretty good deal.
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WVMBA races range between $20 and $30 for WVMBA members - add $5 for non-members, plus non-members have to rent a race number for $5.... but racers usually get a T-shirt and ALWAYS get a post race meal included in thier race fee. Sometimes pizza, sometimes pasta, sometimes a full bore barbeque... but it alleviates the "need to feed" from the race day budget for the racer! WVMBA membership is only $25, anyway - 16 xc point series races, 8 Ultra Series races (with VA), and 9 other events/fun rides.
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Nothing. Try finding some grassroots racing. We race for free and even have sponsors like Stan's, Hammer Gel, etc.
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I've paid as little as $20 for an XC race and as much as $80 for an endurance race.
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Old 08-03-08, 05:45 AM   #13
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Race fees here for standard club rounds are as follows:
$35 for junior classes, my section, $50 for senior classes.
$15 for a day licence if you are not an MTBA member. Should really be called a Weekend Licence or something.
$5 for plate fee if you don't have a 2008 number plate already i.e. from a previous race.


Yeah, jipped. Every volunteer gets to nominate a rider of their choice for free fees (besides day licence and plate fees, if applicable of course) as a way of wrangling volunteers.
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The local racing is 30$, if you join the club and pay the 40/yr membership then it is 10$ off all entry fees for the year and the racing is year round.

If you do any of the National races or NORBA sanctioned races then you are looking at 50 to 65$ for a single race PLUS you need to purchase a one day racing license OR have an annual license which WAS 35$ a few years ago. I have not raced a NORBA event in a while so I am not sure if it has changed.

Then there are the non-official races where we all toss 10$ into the pot and the winner gets bragging rights, free beer and the pot of cash. Good pay out if you get a few riders.

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Race fees here for standard club rounds are as follows:
$35 for junior classes, my section, $50 for senior classes.
$15 for a day licence if you are not an MTBA member. Should really be called a Weekend Licence or something.
$5 for plate fee if you don't have a 2008 number plate already i.e. from a previous race.


Yeah, jipped. Every volunteer gets to nominate a rider of their choice for free fees (besides day licence and plate fees, if applicable of course) as a way of wrangling volunteers.
dang y'alls prices are expensive. Juniors here are 15$ and everyone else 35$
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Old 08-04-08, 03:28 AM   #16
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dang y'alls prices are expensive. Juniors here are 15$ and everyone else 35$
Knock off a fair bit because it's Australian dollars too xcracer.
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$25 for the ones in the state series. The races on the east side of the state are great! They've included free fruit (tons of it), a pasta lunch at one and super swag at another! Also they give you a raffle ticket, guaranteed to win something from a patch kit to a trainer! Prize money for top places and medals for other categories. Definately worth the $25! The ones in the middle of the state are still $25 and part of the series, but no free food and no swag. No raffle and no electronic timing. They have prize money for the top places, but nada for the rest. Doesn't seem worth the money after being pampered by the east side races. But the racing is always great and I guess that's what matteres in the end.
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